Elva H. Perrin
PERRIN: Elva H. Perrin; Age 98, on Thursday, April 30, 2015; Beloved wife of the late Paul C. Perrin. Beloved mother of Dr. Ronald (Susie) Perrin and Stephanie (Gary) Zinman. Daughter of the late Ann and Harold “The Fruit King of Pittsburgh” Hendel. Brother of the late Bernard Hendel and Lois Hendel Braverman. Treasured grandmother of Leslie Perrin Pinkelman, Dr. Laurie Sue Perrin, Michelle Lynn Zinman, Lois Kim Perrin (Richard Chisholm), Nicole Dara Zinman, Dr. Samantha Lynn Perrin Mansfield, Karlee “Kiki” Eve Perrin, Jonathan Harold Perrin and Zachary Richard Perrin. Adored great-grandmother of Rachel and Benjamin Pinkelman, Samuel and Lily Herring, Morrigan and Joshua Mansfield and Nathaniel and Alexander Chisholm. Elva was a 1937 graduate of Carnegie Mellon. She was a Civil Service Commission chief clerk for wage and hour division of the War Labor Board during World War II. She was active in many charitable organizations and was also a French and Spanish language instructor at Falk School. Her second career was spent as a buyer for Linton’s Dress Shoppe and the Miller Stores. She was also a volunteer for many years in the Hospital Aid and LHAS Gift Shop at Montefiore Hospital where she was one of the main buyers. Elva was an avid reader, lover of all sports and was also honored with the prestigious “Eight Over 80” award. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her and those that she held close in her heart. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 or Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. schugar.com.